- A liturgy for
Please see the Health and Safety note *
- fire retardant material
- fire blanket
- tape/CD player
- reflective music e.g. Taize,
John Michael Talbot's "The Quiet"
- Guitarist if available
- A monstrance
- A eucharistic minister
to expose the Blessed Sacrament
- A piece of beautiful inflammable
- An incense burner from
church, with incense grains. * Please check your
Health and Safety policy and if necessary substitute a candle for the
incense and burner.
A focus for prayer
First of all set up a focus for prayer (see ideas above in assembly section).
Instead of using the icon leave a space for the monstrance.
Start with a Taize
chant such as The Lord is my Light, which the children have already
learnt by heart. Sing several times over.
- Tell the children about
the woman who put her hand out to touch Jesus believing that just by
touching Jesus she would be healed. We can ask Jesus to fill us with
Himself, with His Light too. Tie a beautiful material around the monstrance
and place on prayer focus table.
- Play a reflective tape
and invite each child (two at a time) to come forward and gently hold
the cloth tied to the monstrance. Invite them to say a silent prayer
to Jesus, and then drop a grain of incense onto a burner which is 2
metres in front of the monstrance and an adult sits by it for Health
and Safety precautions (* Please see note
- You could also sing quiet
songs whilst this is going on such as Father we adore you and
Jesus remember me (see list of songs).
- Reflect on - The Light
shines in the darkness and the darkness has not overcome it (John 1:5).
- Finish with a prayer asking
Jesus to fill us with himself and His Light on this .